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Erotic Capital:The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom by Catherine Hakim

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CHAPTER 6
No Money, No Honey: Selling Erotic Entertainment
The male sex deficit colors all relationships and all interactions between men and women, as well as fantasies, dreams, and aspirations. It is no surprise that there has always been a commercial sex industry in all societies with a coinage, even in countries that pretend to prohibit it. Prohibiting prostitution, or criminalizing it in one way or another, is no more effective than Prohibition was in eradicating the sale and consumption of alcohol throughout the United States in the 1920s. It simply contributed to the development of profitable criminal enterprises. The commercial sex industry is of special interest because it exposes the full value of erotic capital, including sexuality. ...

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